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EARTH WEEK ACTIVITIES FOCUS ON educational WALKS AND TALKS

Apr 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This year’s City of Boynton Beach’s Earth Week activities will educate the community on the City’s existing greenways, blueways and trailways project and future plans that will eventually link these areas to regional and state trail systems.
 
April 21, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mangrove Walk at the Marina Bird Walk
700 NE 4th Ave. (Parking is available at the park entrance.)
Everglades Audubon Vice President, Linda Humphries, will lead a bird watch through the Mangrove Walk, along the Intracoastal Waterway. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, cameras and water. The walk is approximately one-half mile long.
 
April 22, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The Old Dixie Eco Walk Butterfly Count and Native Plant ID
3501 S. Federal Hwy. (The Old Dixie Eco Walk is behind Seabourn Cove residential community on Dixie Hwy.)
Old Dixie Eco Walk public art project is a reforestation project created to attract and sustain butterflies, featuring 62 native plants with identification plaques, butterfly watering holes, sculptural rock resting areas and informational panels. Local representatives from the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), Eco Artist Lucy Keshavarz and City staff will discuss butterfly migration, endangered butterflies and their habitats and the benefits of native plantings.
 
April 23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Historical Preservation and Specimen Tree Walk
Meet at City Hall Lobby, 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
The City’s Historical Preservation Planner and the Forester/Environmentalist will showcase 20 historical structures and the large specimen Banyan and Kapok trees that contribute to the shade canopy along S. Seacrest and E. Ocean Ave. Participants will also view the Avenue of the Arts outdoor sculpture exhibition on their walk. At Federal Hwy., participants may continue the walk through the Boynton Beach Harbor Marina and Mangrove Park.
 
April 24, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Conservation Exchange
Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd.
Meet and greet the local artists and conservation leaders that worked together to create the Art in Public Places exhibit titled ELEMENTS. Afterwards, organization leaders will engage the participants in discussions about their environmental practices and the conservation movement in South Florida.
 
For more information on the City’s Earth Week activities, contact the City Manager’s Office at 561.742.6010.

 
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